Charlie Talk - Five Plugins You Ought To Know About

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TED-like presentation by Hasan Edain that discusses 5 useful Confluence plugins.

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Charlie Talk - Five Plugins You Ought To Know About

  1. 1. Five Plugins You Ought to Know About Hasan Edain
  2. 2. 5 Confluence Plugins you ought to know about and why.
  3. 3. Presented by: Hasan Edain: Senior Sustaining Engineer hedain@confirma.com Confirma, Inc. www.confirma.com
  4. 4. Free Plugins
  5. 5. Table Plugin • Sorting • Auto Numbering • Visual Selection • Sum • No WYSIWYG Editor :(
  6. 6. Table Example
  7. 7. Why? • Wiki is about Communication • Presentation clarity increases communication • More effects, less work. • Dynamic sorting and highlighting increase comprehension.
  8. 8. Content Formatting Macros • Lozenge • HTML • Rounded Rect • Rollover • Fancy Bullets • ETC...
  9. 9. Formatting Examples
  10. 10. Why? • Basic Wiki markup is great, until it isn’t • HTML is... useful • Lozenges are easy to read • There is a LOT of stuff in the ... • The devil can be in the details
  11. 11. Survey • Up or down voting • 1 - 5 ranked voting
  12. 12. Voting Example
  13. 13. Survey Example
  14. 14. Why? • Adoption is a key issue for Wiki • Listening to users is a best practice for increasing Wiki use. • People like surveys • Fast feedback • It is REALLY easy to use
  15. 15. Table of Contents • {toc} • Makes an entry for every h#.
  16. 16. TOC Example
  17. 17. Why? • Increased value from existing work • Easy navigation • Increased comprehension • More report like pages possible (esp. if you add in the footnotes macro)
  18. 18. Macro Usage Stats • Create a table of how often macros are used • Shows in the admin console
  19. 19. Usage Stats Example
  20. 20. Why? • Great for upgrades (keep them coming Atlassian) • What are those wacky users up to? • What should I document / invest in? • Where should I be voting on improvements?
  21. 21. URLS Free • Table Plugin: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Table+Plugin  • Content Formatting: +Formatting+Macros http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Content • Survey: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Survey+Macro  • TOC: http://www.customware.net/repository/display/AtlassianPlugins/Table+of+Contents+Plugin • Macro Usage Statics: +usage+stats+plugin http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/Macro
  22. 22. URLs Commercial • Approvals Workflow: http://confluence.comalatech.com/display/AWP • Balsamiq: http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups/confluence • Gliffy: http://www.gliffy.com/confluencePlugin • Theme Builder: Theme+Builder  http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFEXT/

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